Celebrity Death Thread 2021

Channel98

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It's that time of year again people.
Same rules as always.

The celebrity in question must be deceased.
They must have been a celebrity prior to their death.
If there is a question that they are a celebrity, their status must get a second vote by another DRC member.
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Westphal played in the NBA from 1972 to 1984 (Celtics, Suns, SuperSonics, Knicks). He was a five-time All-Star and won a championship with the Celtics in 1974. He spent eight years as a head coach (Suns, SuperSonics, Kings). Westphal was inducted into the College Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2018 and the Naismath Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2019.

 
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Westphal played in the NBA from 1972 to 1984 (Celtics, Suns, SuperSonics, Knicks). He was a five-time All-Star and won a championship with the Celtics in 1974. He spent eight years as a head coach (Suns, SuperSonics, Kings). Westphal was inducted into the College Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2018 and the Naismath Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2019.


Second. I remember him as a coach.
 

Jon

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Eww, Brain cancer! That sucks! I remember he coached some pretty good teams.
 

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Channel98

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Gerry & the Pacemakers' final single, Remember The Days Of Rock & Roll, was released in April 1974 and should have been a hit. It was written by Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow, who also wrote Barry Manilow's Can't Smile Without You and Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds' Annabella. The song is on YouTube, posted by a man who calls Gerry "Gary." Oy vey!

 

Channel98

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I will second that one because I like Blanchard & Morgan's Just One More Song, Somewhere In Virginia In The Rain and their remake of the Fortunes' You've Got Your Troubles – but I think Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey The Camel and The Legendary Chicken Fairy are three of the most stupid songs ever recorded.

 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Channel98

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Gerdes played President Eisenhower in the 2020 movie The 11th Green. He also appeared in Hidalgo and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and in episodes of 48 television series including ER, NYPD Blue, Bones, Dexter, Chicago Hope, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Nash Bridges and 7th Heaven.

 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
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